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ROBERT JAMIESON (c. 1780-1844)

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 149 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ROBERT JAMIESON (c. 1780-1844), Scottish antiquary, was born in Morayshire. In 18o6 he published a collection of 149 Scarce Editions. Two pleasing lyrics of his own were included. Scott, through whose assistance he received a government post at Edinburgh, held Jamieson in high esteem and pointed out his skill in discovering the connexion between Scandinavian and Scottish legends. Jamieson's work preserved much oral tradition which might otherwise have been lost. He was associated with Henry Weber and Scott in Illustrations of Northern Antiquities (1814). He died on the 24th of September 1844.
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